The Tennessee Volunteers (19-1, 7-0) showed why they are the number one team in the nation against the South Carolina Gamecocks (10-10, 5-2) in a 92-70 win at Colonial Life Arena on January 29th.
The Gamecocks didn’t allow the Vols to create a lot separation in the first half, mostly on the shoulders of Chris Silva. Silva led South Carolina in points (28) and rebounds (10).
Christ Silva scored 22 first half points but South Carolina still trails by 9….
He’s gonna have to drop 40 to upset the #Vols
— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) January 30, 2019
Despite Silva’s big half, the Vols still went into halftime leading 47-38.
The Vols ran away with the game in the second half, resulting in three players having a double-double.
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) January 30, 2019
The Volunteers were led in points by Admiral Schofield (24 points), in rebounds by Schofield and Grant Williams (9), and in assists by Jordan Bone (9).
Here are the top eight picture from the Vols’ win:
Jan 29, 2019; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks forward Chris Silva (30) grabs a rebound over Tennessee Volunteers forward Derrick Walker (15) in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports